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On November 8, 2016, Dayton voters passed Issue 9, an 8-year, 0.25% earned income tax. Issue 9, now known as “Your Dollars, Your Neighborhood,” supports expanded service levels and new investments to enhance the quality of life and physical appearance of the city of Dayton and its neighborhoods.
Your Dollars, Your Neighborhood is estimated to generate $11 million annually, $8.5 million is committed to service enhancements and new investments: Vacant Lot and Boulevard Mowing, Residential Road Resurfacing, Parks Improvements, and Preschool Promise. The remaining $2.5 million fills a budget gap that allows the City of Dayton to maintain essential public safety services and increase the average number of police officers by 20 over the next six years.
To improve the appearance of Dayton neighborhoods, Your Dollars, Your Neighborhood will provide funding to ensure that all vacant lots are mowed once per month.
In 2016, 6 in 10 residents said they were dissatisfied with the condition of Dayton’s streets and pavement. Thanks to Your Dollars, Your Neighborhood, worn and crumbling residential roads will be repaved and all residential roads will be in satisfactory condition by the completion of the 8-year period.
The City has made an 8-year commitment of nearly $2 million to enhance the City’s park system. These improvements will enhance the image, safety and overall usefulness of municipal parks across the city.
With proceeds from Your Dollars, Your Neighborhood, the City has made an investment in Dayton’s future by committing to fund access to high quality preschool for all 4-year olds residing in Dayton.
The City has committed $8.5 million annually to support the Your Dollars, Your Neighborhood initiatives. Preschool Promise will receive $4.3 million, Vacant Lots will receive $571,500, Residential Road Resurfacing will receive $3.4 million, and Parks Improvement will receive $244,000 in funding.
The City committed, as part of the Your Dollars, Your Neighborhood campaign to an increase of 20 police officers. By 2022, the number of officers in uniform will increase from an average of 345 to an average of 365.